When I’m 64 (or 63)

I must say the ending to this article was not all that surprising. I must say that for me personally, I do seem some of the same traits that are in my son, in myself and perhaps in a small way, it helps me to better understand myself.

The article is entitled “Why I Bothered to Pursue an Autism Diagnosis at 63 Years Old” by . I also had the opportunity to go through a divorce and that too allowed me to understand somethings about both relationships I have now and one’s I’ve had in the past.

Cheers!

  

Autism Librarian

Adulthood

So today I came across this article and while it’s not geared towards those with special abilities, I thought it might work in a way to give me a baseline towards what skills my son should have. Then maybe I can work backwards.

The article is entitled “What skills should everyone have by age 18? If you start off adult life unprepared, it will hold you back by Starre Vartan over at the Mother Nature Network. Just a little food for thought in the process.

Sincerely-

  

Autism Librarian

Diagnosis of autism

With my son turning eighteen next year and becoming an adult, I found this article rather intriguing. What’s interesting is not so much that they’re adults with autism but the fact  that went though their childhood not knowing.

The article is entitled “When An Autism Diagnosis Comes In Adulthood” by Katherine Du and Eric McDaniel over at NPR. For me, the disappointment was not having the diagnosis until he was five. Unfortunately, before that he was epileptic (thankfully though, he’s been seizure free for many years now).

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Autism Librarian

Local hockey

Okay, I wasn’t looking to write about hockey tonight but I do admit I love my St. Louis Blues. So when I saw this article in my local paper however, I knew there’s no time like the present to start. The article, entitled “Player with Down syndrome uses hockey to improve life skills” by over at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, is about a young man with Downs Syndrome who plays hockey.

All I can add is Go Daniel and his team, the Gateway Locomotives! FYI, here’s a link to they’re website. Oh yea, Go Blues too!

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Autism Librarian

Autism at 21

I found this article very interesting. Both for the fact it’s about a young lady with autism and because she wasn’t diagnosed with autism until she was 21. The age most are considered to be an adult.

The article is entitled “Diagnosed With Autism at 21—and OK With It” by Clare Ansberry at the Wall Street Journal. Unfortunately it’s unavailable without a subscription to the newspaper. You can however, check it out at your local library, if they have the Journal in paper. I believe it was in Wednesday’s paper (May 13, 2015).

Sincerely-

  

Autism Librarian